Right, back to the serious business of clothes and something that has yet to arrive here. This 1960s-style blouson jacket by Beams Plus.
This is pure 1960s ivy league (as you would expect from Beams Plus) with the kind of detail you would also associate with the label. But at the end of the day, one thing is important. This is a good-looking piece of clothing and with the warmer weather around the corner, it’s likely to be a well-used one too.
At least, it is when it lands. You can get either colour option in Japan right now and there is now an option to buy directly from Japan these days. Cheaper than in the UK (for example) but I suspect you’ll be weighing in heavily with the postage. Do check though as that is just a guess from past experience.
Anyway, back to the jacket. It’s a blouson/bomber jacket made from a ‘cord lane’ cloth that was quite common in the 1960s but isn’t seen as much today. It’s pretty much two types of cloth used together/alternately to create a textured finish. Hopefully, the close-up shots show that off well enough.
That cloth is the standout feature as all the other details are (rightly) kept to a minimum. So you are looking at an elasticated waist and cuffs, a fairly narrow elasticated collar and two slant pockets.
Two colours available, with the lighter one being the standout for me. Expect one or both to hit the UK sellers in the coming weeks, but expect the price to be higher than the current Japanese equivalent. That’s approximately £174.
Find out more at the Beams Plus website
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